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According to Danish researchers already in Malaysia is not a wild Sumatran rhino

If you have a home in the archives of the original image Sumatran rhino in the wild nafoceného, ​​appreciate it. No more've probably never will be. In mid-August because researchers have confirmed the sad information: Sumatran rhino is the smallest and second most endangered of all rhino may be in Malaysia generally considered a kind of outside breeding establishments definitively extinct.

Despite the best efforts Indeed, since 2007 we failed to find a single tourist trail, much less vivid piece.
Specific exception consisted of two long observed females, but they were eventually anyway "because of the security and the need for rescue animals" placed in zoos. The fate of the dying population now depends exclusively on a hundred pieces scattered throughout Indonesia, including nine pieces in captivity. Said last nine have at least the chance of a peaceful life expectancy, but this can not be said about the rest of rhinoceroses in the wild.

According to Rasmus Grena Havmøllera of the Center for Research macroecological, Evolution and Climate yet to saving the species there are also so human and material resources, but rather the political will. "For rescue and survival of the Sumatran rhino is now essential that all remaining individuals viewed as Metapopulations scattered and were treated despite national borders and international relations as one breeding group.

Due to the "pocket" rhinos (Sumatran rhino weighs an average of just one ton) incurred increased protection zones and reservations (for example, Sumatran Sebel Kerinci National Park with an area of 1.379 million ha), but to preserve the species in its native country was not enough. "The individual pieces were spaced just too far," he adds Havmøller. "Some hope for individuals in Indonesia is the relocation of isolated pieces together in protected zones." Sumatran and Indonesian zoologists relies more on a controlled artificial insemination individuals in breeding facilities, but the procedure is not complicated and slow.

Conservation organizations and scientific institutions understandably representative from Malaysia and Indonesia is pushing to make the case Sumatran rhino progressed decisively, but the commitments and promises of 2013 have been fulfilled so far, very few. In Indonesia, now the last surviving a hundred pieces, divided into three unconnected population. These groups, however, in the last decade experienced a decline of more than 70%. Sumatran rhinos is it just does not look good.


Author: Radomír Dohnal

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